Slate's Mistake by Tigertalez

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Kaska Pack, 2

When Slate accompanied his alpha to a herd they are now responsible for, he didn’t expect to meet his very human mate—who has cancer. Will mating her heal her or will it kill him? Slate doesn’t care which, because now that he found his mate, he can’t live without her no matter what. But then his mother and youngest sister get attacked, and Slate has to face his past. 

When Katie Williams, her half-shifter-sister Sara, and her de facto father Henry suspect she has the same disease that killed her mother, she turns for help to the doctor that came with their new alpha. But as she is being examined, a man charges in and attacks the doctor, claiming to be her mate. Even if Katie can get over being mad at him, can she chance killing him if the mating doesn’t cure her?



Slate wanted to growl back at his alpha as he left the room. When he came downstairs, his nose picked up a sent that caused his dick to go half hard in a near instant and he didn’t realize he had followed the scent until he had the door open and saw Seamus’ hands groping the breast of a woman whom he immediately realized was his mate. It put him in a rage like nothing else. All he could think about was strangling a man he considered a friend.

Now his mate sat on the floor, pressed against a wall as hard as she could. He could scent the acrid bitterness of her fear, and it hurt him deeply. He’d never meant to scare her. She was the one person, specially made for him, who would complete him. She already meant more to him than his own friends.

He walked slowly around the bed. He would have stood in front of her but the shifter hovering over her wouldn’t move. He wanted to growl and remove the offensive being, but his mate had asked him to stay, so he meant something special to her, therefore to him, damn it. He just hoped the shifter wasn’t her husband. Some shifters took spouses instead of waiting for their destined mate.

He kept his voice low, and calm, and looked the man in the eyes, “Please move, I won’t harm her. You know I won’t. I can’t.”

The man didn’t lower his eyes in submission to Slate’s higher rank, which didn’t sit well with his lion, and the concern that he may be a boyfriend or husband to her, really didn’t help. His lion paced, growled, hissed and clawed inside his head, wanting to get out and maul the other shifter into submission. He fought with everything in him not to lose control again. 

The shifter didn’t move and even dared to look Slate straight in his eyes. “You already have hurt her. Not all hurt is physical.”

Just like that, the wind was knocked from Slate’s lungs without a single physical blow, further validating what the man had just spoken. With just those words, it caused him to bleed inside. The man was right. He’d scared his mate. Scratch that, he’d terrified her. After catching his breath, leaning on the balls of his feet, he slowly squatted down to look his mate in her big blue eyes.

“I am truly sorry. I promise you are safe with me. Please let me prove myself to you.”

She didn’t move for a second, then slowly shook her head, and her scent started to change from fearful to angry. “You attacked the doctor! Who was trying to help me! If you were my mate, you would want me to be helped, not keep me from help!”

Oh boy, he thought, she’s pissed. He would be slightly relieved that she wasn’t afraid of him anymore, but he got a sinking suspicion this anger may cost him his mating. He had made a costly mistake by losing control. Hell, he shouldn’t have even opened the door. He had no right to, and now his mating was jeopardized. His stomach fluttered into a soured state at that thought. No! He thought to himself, I won’t stop trying to earn her back, ever. His lion agreed with that thought. No matter how long it took, they wouldn’t cease to earn her back.

“Go away!” she bit out. Slate nearly flinched at the distaste she had for him.

“You heard her.” The words from the man standing over them sounded clipped.

Slate ignored the man. “I’ll leave the room and I’ll give you time, but you are my mate, and I can’t and won’t keep out of your life. I’ll leave my number for you if you ever need me. Again, I’m truly sorry for scaring you.”

His lion roared his anger in his head as he stood up to leave. It felt like the hardest thing he had ever done when he walked out of the door. He didn’t even feel this sick when he left his mother and sister when he had left home.

Outside the door, Seamus, Ryker, Tom, Kace, and Alphy were all standing in the hall. He knew they could hear what was said in there. Their hearing was much better than a human’s. He clenched his jaw, trying to get a hold on his distraught emotions. He cleared his throat. “Uh, Sea man, I sincerely apologize. I value our friendship, and I hope you can forgive me.”

Seamus looked at him with sympathy. He didn’t bear a single mark from their scuffle and didn’t even look rumpled. The man always seemed pristine. “I accept your apology. Please excuse me now. I have a patient to attend to.” Seamus ducked past the line of men and entered the quiet room. Slate held his eyes shut tight, to keep them from looking back into the room before it lightly closed shut. He was certain if he had looked, he wouldn’t be able to walk away.

A heavy hand with a firm grip patted and clasped his shoulder. He looked up to see his alpha’s concerned face. “Whatever you need, let me know. I’ll do whatever I can to help. Just so you know, that shifter in there is the man who raised her. Their relationship is platonic.”

Slate felt only slightly relieved at the news. With his emotions so enflamed, he could only nod at his alpha and friend. Alphy turned and headed down the hall, most likely going back to his own mate. The thought caused a deep pain in his chest. He wanted his mate, and she refused him. He rubbed his chest. “Ryker.” Looking over at the smaller red headed man, Slate was grateful to see he wasn’t mad at him for attacking his brother. “Do you have some paper I can use? I’d like to leave her my number.”

“Sure do, I’ll write it down for her. Be right back.” The lithe man trotted down the hall.

Slate turned to the last man in the hall. Kace gave him a lopsided grin and leaned over, tapping Slate heavily on the shoulder. “Congrats, man, it’s awesome you found your mate. Don’t worry about your dramatic entrance. Things will turn out in the end, and it will be a great story to tell your kids.” With another heavy pat, he left Slate alone. 

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Night Owl Review
Written by Evampire on 6th Apr 2015

Just as Slate finds his human mate, life throws a wrench in the works with continuous challenges including a threat to his mate that may or may not go away when they mate in this exciting paranormal romance. Katie may have the same disease that killed her mother so when her mate charges in she’s not so sure she’s ready to bind herself to him considering that it just might take him with her and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Slate and Katie work out their relationship amidst battles while their attraction explodes from the pages with some fiery sex scenes. All of the members of the Kaska Pack demand their share of the attention but I have to say that Slate and Katie certainly deserve their share of it and the fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps lots of excitement flowing with suspense, action and passion. There’s never a dull moment as they struggle to help out the herd of Gale’s former alpha and have to contend with some dangerous men from that pack and then Slate’s father causes some major problems that has him heading straight back into danger. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and the well orchestrated events draw the reader into all the action packed excitement right along with the characters. The fascinating world that the author has created just gets better with more intriguing characters and interesting elements and the Kaska Pack is growing which gives reader’s more characters to fall for, of course challenging situations seem follow as well. I was completely taken with Slate and Katie’s story and I really enjoyed the surprising conclusion – hmmm, I wonder what’s going to happen next?

The Romance Studio TRS
Written by Shannon on 4th Mar 2015

Slate is blown away when he finds his human mate while accompanying his alpha to a new pack the Kaska pack is now responsible for. Yet there is something that is a little off with her scent. She has the beginning stages of cancer. Slate doesn’t know if he claims her if their mating will cure her cancer or whether she will still die. Either way Slate isn’t willing to live without his new found mate. Katie is scared out of her wits when a man charges into the room and attacks the doctor who is trying to examine her, claiming to be her mate and then she gets downright annoyed at him. She isn’t quite sure how to respond to Slate’a declaration that she is his mate and she isn’t really sure that she wants Slate as a mate. Plenty of action, drama and adventure meld perfectly with an emotionally powerful romance in Slates Mistake where the author leaves the reader totally enchanted and captivated. The author’s style of writing just seems to flow so smoothly and their way with words and the feelings they provoke really feels like the reader is part of the story. Although it really isn’t necessary to have read the first book in this entertaining series to be able to understand the pack dynamics and how the pack came to be the first book takes the time to build the pack and its main characters for the reader to be really appreciate each scene a little more. All the characters are intriguing in the Kaska Pack and the pack that they have created and that continues to grow is well formed, truly inventive and connected. Between the pages Slate and Katie bond becomes incredibly alive; it’s a rocky road filled with tension, ups and downs and plenty of heat to singe the pages. Their relationship warms the heart; filled with fear, hope, love, heartbreak, joy and family. Katie is a compassionate, strong yet tenderhearted and spunky woman whose personality is the perfect fit for her big bad tiger-shifter mate. The author really brings out the emotions in both Slate and Katie, conveying their thoughts and actions in such a manner that it really brings them to life. Because The secondary character are delightful and help create some humorous, touching and entertaining moments for the readers enjoyment. Once again the author displays her writing talent, giving the reader a story that won’t easily to be forgotten and will leave them ready for the next story in this wonderful series.

A Fun read!
Written by Romantic Bookaholic on 25th Jan 2015

Omg!!! I had so much fun reading this book! I think that I like it better than the first! The only thing is that there are so many characters and I couldn't remember all of them. But once I can learned who everyone was it got better. I can't wait for next installment!

Lions and Vampires and at least one Gargoyle wearing lettuce
Written by J. R. Ratcliff on 23rd Jan 2015

This is book 2 of the Kaska Pack . Alpha Alphy (snicker) is now in charge of the Elk herd after defeating their crooked and all around nasty Alpha David. So he took Slate, Kace and Dr. Seamus to help the abused herd members and generally clean up the mess left by the former alpha and his enforcers. Turns out about 4 of the former enforcers tried to steal money and goods to make a getaway, so you know that they are trouble just brewing, especially after Ryker freezes everyone's finances.The herd has been protecting a human that one of them considers his adopted daughter and it turns out that she has cancer. Slate scents his mate and goes all crazy because Doc is doing a breast exam. Katie Williams RN & human with cancer, is not impressed with her first meeting with her mate.Feisty Lady and Growly Lion eventually get together and Slate calls his Mom in Texas with the good news. He had been kicked out by his Dad for not mating with the lioness that his father had chosen and his father threatened to harm his mother and sisters if he ever tried to contact them. They had kept in touch on the sly but this time Daddy Dearest came home unexpectedly and Slate heard his mother being beaten. Lots of crazy happenings. College age sister Elise and the horticulturist vampire Dex turn out to be mates - the lion alpha is another bad alpha and it seems that there is at least one crooked council member, still a rogue Elk enforcer running about and did the gargoyle that startled Katie while she was fixing a sandwich ever remove all the lettuce?

Four Stars
Written by Kylee "chrystaline" on 22nd Jan 2015

Good follow up to the first book. New author with potential